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Sulwe  Cover Image Book Book

Sulwe / written by Lupita Nyong'o ; illustrated by Vashti Harrison.

Nyong'o, Lupita, (author.). Harrison, Vashti, (illustrator.).


When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but her encounter with a shooting star helps her understand there is beauty in every shade.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534425361
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]
Subject: Self-acceptance > Juvenile fiction.
Blacks > Kenya > Juvenile fiction.
Stars > Juvenile fiction.
Kenya > Juvenile fiction.
Topic Heading: 'SLIDE' > KDPL > BKASL
Black, Indigenous and people of color
Black lives matter
We need Diverse Books
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Available copies

  • 16 of 18 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 1 current hold with 18 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library JP Nyon (Text) 33294002097202 Juvenile Picture Books Volume hold Available -

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